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Topic: Cheshire Cat upcycled fairytale sweater coat  (Read 23462 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2011 12:11:39 PM »

What?!?!  This sweater is amazing. Love the upscaling, love the Alice theme, love the colors, the twirliness... everything. 
Was about to ask acout your technique but I see it's been answered.  Anyway, kudos, you look marvelous in it too, btw.

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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2011 12:40:19 PM »

oh, the grinning Cheshire cat lining is a wonderful, playful touch!  Thanks for sharing it!

« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2011 07:20:24 PM »

This is just awesome! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2011 07:24:54 PM »

I have been following your clothing posts and checked out your website a few times. I love your stuff! you are very very talented. Your dresses are so whimsical and fun.
i really want to get better at sewing my own clothes but so far im not great at patterns. Did you have any school training or did you teach yourself to sew?

Thank you! Other than making a stuffed animal in a middle school Life Skills class I'm self taught. Cheesy

Remarkably cute and fun! How did you keep the sweaters from unraveling on you?

They stay together fairly well if you're gentle with them. Once you've started cutting, you can't really stretch or pull on them or you're asking for trouble. They make a RIDICULOUS amount of lint, though. I should probably wear a mask to avoid the technicolor snot.

« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2011 09:01:23 PM »

love love love this!! I so want one!
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2011 06:36:00 AM »

That's going to cheer up some cold evenings! it's so coloful and fun, the Chesire Cat inspiration really shines through. Hope we can see the rest of the alice in Wonderland collection soon, then!
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« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2011 07:59:54 AM »

These are enchanting! Great job.

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« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2011 01:36:37 PM »

This is pure fantastical awesomeness. Cheesy
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2011 03:56:48 PM »

Okay, I live in Sask. Canada where half the year is winter...that would be AWESOME to wear!!!!!!!!!!! I saw them in your Etsy store earlier and would totally buy one...sadly, I'm a poor college student...I'm thinking I'll have to keep an eye out for cool sweaters and make something similar though mine could never be as awesome as yours. I love them. This one and all the others on Etsy. Smiley

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« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2011 06:53:51 PM »

Looks great!
I've been eyeing Catwise's sweaters like this on Etsy for a long time too but there's just no way I'm paying $300+ for something I can make myself! Even though I'm sure it's worth the time put into it.
I've been collecting sweaters and probably have enough to make one by now. Just have to find the time, sigh. How long did it take you?

I'd say around 2 hours to cut out (a good project for in front of the TV), and 3-4 of sewing if you're using a serger. That's probably a conservative estimate... it always takes me longer to do things than I think it will. Tongue

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